Today seems to have been a very long day.
I didn’t sleep very well last night and today we were due to go to my Dad’s for Sunday lunch. I have a large family, Dad and my step-mum live with my step-sister, her partner and their two kids, a boy aged 5 and a girl aged 14 months. Then my step-brother, brother and his fiancee were also there for lunch.
All in all there were 9 adults and 3 children. It is loud and there is a lot going on. Mr C and I live a quiet life and we always find it quite overwhelming when we are with everyone. Piran was not happy all day and spent a lot of his time crying, really screaming and being totally inconsolable. It was so heartbreaking, I thought he could be ill so we gave him some Calpol but it didn’t seem to make any difference. I think that he might be starting to teethe because he has had some interesting nappies! However, I do not think that was what was happening today.
We were there all day but left straight after dinner and as soon as we were back in my Mum’s house he was sweetness and light and chuckles and giggles. He had his bath and his bottle and went to sleep with no bother at all.
So I guess it was all too much for him at my Dad’s with all of the people and the noise and the heat. I understand that, Mr C and I feel that way often! But it worries me as we are going to be there for Christmas Day and I don’t want another day like today if at all possible.
Still, he is in bed now and we are sat watching tv and drinking wine. The long day is finally at an end. Worries about Christmas can wait for another day.
I’m completely shattered!